Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Trolltunga is situated about 1100 meters above sea level, hovering 700 metres above lake Ringedalsvatnet. The view is breathtaking.
The hike goes through high mountains, takes 8-10 hours in total (to Trolltunga and return) and the ascent is about 900 meters. The hike is usually possible to do from mid June, depending on when the snow melts in the mountains. Normally one can hike to Trolltunga until mid September. Consider carefully whether you are in good enough shape and have the right equipment before setting out. Plan carefully and start early in the day. From Odda you can drive to Tyssedal on route 13. From Tyssedal follow signs to Skjeggedal. Parking in Skjeggedal after 7 km.
The hike starts at the beginning of the funicular Mågelibanen (not in operation) in Skjeggedal. Follow the road that starts on the left side of the funicular.The Trolltunga road is a single track, private road up the steep Mågelia hillside. It does not take you to the Trolltunga site, only up the first 400 meters ascent. The road has 17 hairpin bends. It is possible to take a shuttlebus to the top of the road.
P1 in Tyssedal
220 spaces. Parking fee: NOK 300 per day + transportation to P2/P3.
Distance to Trolltunga: 40 km return hike
Total ascent: appr. 2.000 m
Estimated hiking time: 15 hours
P2 in Skjeggedal – Main Trailhead
180 spaces. Parking fee: NOK 500 per day + transportation til P3 (optional)
Distance to Trolltunga: 28 km return hike
Total ascent: appr. 1.200 m
Estimated hiking time: 10–12 hours
P3 Mågelitopp — upper trailhead
Private road/parking lot
30 parking spaces. Parking fee: NOK 600 per day.
Parking tickets for sale at trolltunganorway.com.
Distance to Trolltunga: 20 km return hike
Total ascent: appr. 800 m
Estimated hiking time: 8–10 hours
Shuttle buses between Odda, P1 Tyssedal and P2 Skjeggedal are operated by two companies — Odda Taxi (OT) and Taxi/Bus Odda(TBO).
Season: 1 June–30 September.
Price Odda–P2 Skjeggedal: NOK 230–250 (return ticket)
From Odda to P2 Skjeggedal
Odda Camping: 05:50 (TBO), 06:10 (OT), 07:10 (TBO), 07:30 (OT)
Trolltunga Hotel: 05:52 (TBO), 06:15 (OT), 07:12 (TBO), 07.40 (OT)
Odda cinema: 05:54 (TBO), 07:14 (TBO)
Odda bus station (town centre): 06:00 (TBO), 06:30 (OT), 07:20 (TBO), 7:50 (OT),
Trolltunga Studios: 06:02 (TBO), 06:32 (OT), 07:22 (TBO), 07:52 (OT)
Tyssedal Hotel, bus station: 06:10 (TBO), 06.38 (OT), 07.30 (TBO), 08:00 (OT)
Trolltunga Guesthouse: 06:12 (TBO), 06.40 (OT), 07.32 (TBO), 08:02 (OT)
P1 Tyssohallen: 06:14 (TBO), 06.43 (OT), 07.34 (TBO), 08:05 (OT)
P2 Skjeggedal: 06:24 (TBO), 07:00 (OT), 07.44 (TBO), 08:20 (OT)
From P2 Skjeggedal to Odda
16:15 (TBO), 17:00 (OT), 17:30 (TBO), 18:30 (OT), 19:00 (TBO), 20:00 (OT).
Shuttle bus between P2 Skjeggedal and P3 Mågelitopp
Season: 15 June–15 September (depending on snow conditions).
Price: P2 Skjeggedal–P3 Mågelitopp: NOK 130.
P3 Mågelitopp–P2 Skjeggedal: NOK 100 (30% discount on return ticket: NOK 70)
Tickets for parking at P3 and the shuttlebus for sale on trolltunganorway.com.
Daily departures from P2 Skjeggedal to P3 Mågelitopp
06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00
Daily departures from P3 Mågelitopp to P2 Skjeggedal
06:45, 07:15, 07:45, 08:15, 08:45, 09:15, 09:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15, 12:45, 13:15, 13:45, 14:15
From the parking area on top there is a 4 hour hike in each direction.
The path is marked with painted red T’s in the terrain. There are some signs along the route.
If you want to stay overnight in the mountain area around the Trolltunga, we recommend bringing your own tent.
All nature based activities are at your own risk. You will need sturdy hiking boots, bring extra warm clothing, rain wear and be prepared for bad weather. Bring map and compass, plenty to eat and drink, a torch and a simple first aid kit. Weather in the high mountains can change quickly - check the latest weather forecast before going to Trolltunga. DO NOT hike to Trolltunga in strong wind, heavy rain or in foggy weather. It is always colder in the mountains than down by the fjord. Respect the nature.
Every year there are search and rescue operations for hikers in serious trouble. Prepare well and be a responsible and safe hiker. Start early in the morning. Norway is far north, meaning daylight is short from September and nights are very cold. We recommend starting at latest 8:00 in the morning.
Depending on snow and weather conditions, the season will vary from year to year.
15 June-15 September, recommended season (average year).
16 September-28 October, recommended with guide.
29 October-16 February, NOT recommended, highly dangerous.
17 February-14 June, recommended with guide (snowshoes).
Contact Odda Tourist Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information about the hike, accommodation and maps.